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Salad Bar Farms Starts Ventura School Farm

Build it and they will come. On an overcast Friday, I drive my car across the basketball courts at Balboa Middle School in Ventura. I can do this because school’s …

The Girl Who Wants to End Hunger

This story starts with a single cabbage.  But it wasn’t just any cabbage, however. It was a 40-pound cabbage, grown by a 9 year old girl named Katie Stagliano. This …

Q & A: Anna Lappé

“In terms of urgency, we have an even greater sense of how serious climate change is and how important it is that we change course. Because of this urgency, it’s …

The Garden as Food Classroom

“Gardening is something empowering that kids can do themselves, which shows them that they can make a difference. It gives them an opportunity to create something positive and dynamic.” Ping …

Haven Farm: From Seeds to Manure Teas

With more than 160 years of farming and ranching, the Haven family has grown deep roots in the state of California. However, the biggest product coming from the Haven farm …

Decolonize Your Diet

Say “Mexican food” and many people have images of fried foods, smothered in cheese, with plenty of sour cream.  It’s delicious food, but not considered particularly healthy cuisine that fights …

A Conversation with Dr. Janet Poppendieck

“I am concerned that there is intention among elements in Congress to cut SNAP….Something I think many people have forgotten: JFK’s first executive order was to pilot a food stamp …

City Slicker Farms Empowers Community

“The demographics of the neighborhood are shifting very dramatically. West Oakland is a hotspot for the tech industry and that has placed enormous pressure on low-income residents. They are being …

Pie Ranch Feeds Stomachs — And Minds

“I encourage people to keep asking about their food. Wherever they go, ask. Where is it from? Is it in season? Are the people growing it earning a living wage? …